karan johar confirms that his passion project “takht” is not shelved

Saba Haroon


Karan Johar’s epic period film, a multi-starrer historical action drama, based on the Mughal era, Takht, was to go on the floors on April 24, 2020 but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic as the country went into complete lockdown.

Intertwined between ambition, greed, and the emotion of love, it is a family saga set in the Mughal era where a brother is betrayed by another brother for the sake of power.

KJo announced the family film with a star-studded cast of Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Jahnvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, and Bhumi Pednekar in pivotal roles on August 2019.

Vicky Kaushal plays Aurangzeb, and Ranveer Singh plays Aurangzaib’s elder brother, Dara Sikoh. A magnum opus, Takhat is a prime focus on the story of the infamous enmity, between two sons of Shah Jhan, which caused the succession of the Throne, after Shah Jhan’s health decayed.

Initially, Television personality Karan Johar’s Dharma production, joined hands with Fox Star,  because of the stellar and huge cast and genre of KJo’s ambitious project.

As per the report, Fox Star folded up, because the studio did not see scope in India, and later replaced by Disney+ Hotstar.

In February last year, the director said that the film would go on floors the following month.

A few reports then suggest that the film had been shelved because the production of the film came to a halt due to the outbreak of coronavirus. 

But Karan refuted all the reports and said, “You can not run away from your passion, so right after, I have done with my excitement (Rocky and Rani ki Prem Khani), I will head towards my passion.”

Johar’s heart piece did not get away and will come right after Rocky and Rani because it needed a thousand people on set daily and was so voluminous and vast on a large scale.

Sharing his experience of two years on the preparation of Takht, KJo talked about the film in a recent interview and called the period drama his Passion Project.

As, Filmmaker Karan, last wore a director’s hat in 2016’s Ae Dil Ha Mushkil starring as Aishwarya Rai Bachan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma.

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